A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 03:36 UTC on July 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 47 km (29.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 110.5 km (68.7 miles) ESE of Kokopo (population 26 237), 310.7 km (193 miles) WNW of Arawa (population 40 266), and 345 km (214 miles) ENE of Kimbe (population 18

847), Papua New Guinea. There are about 30 011 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, PTWC said. Some 2 000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking, 324 000 light, and 902 000 weak.  READ MORE